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Look Du Jour: Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries & Cream

What: Skirt: Topshop, Blouse & Socks: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Oliver Bonas, Shoes: Paris

Where: Meetings in London

Here we have yet another February purchase that had yet to make it out of my wardrobe until yesterday! Given that it took 6 months for this little strawberries & cream ensemble to get it’s first outing, next year I’m going to try and resist the urge to start my Spring shopping until temperatures rise above zero… Or at the very least, until something so goddamn gorgeous crops up that it would be a crime not to buy it. I teamed this red and cream combo with my beloved navy blue Whistles jacket, causing a lot of people to comment on how patriotic I looked. Indeed, I did blend in worryingly well with the union jack toting hoards gathered at Green Park station, leaving my thinking that it might be best to stow this outfit away until after the Olympics. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those whingers who hates the Olympics (did you SEE the opening ceremony?? Sheer, bloody genius) but while I support Team GB through and through, I’m not going to spend the next fortnight sporting our national colours!

Love Ella. X

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Burberry AW12 Campaign: Round 3

So this morning I finally got around to posting the second lot of delectable Burberry AW12 campaign snaps. And what do you know the very day, nay, the very second I did Christopher Bailey’s third installment of new season teasers arrived in my inbox! Yep, yet more images of Gabriella Wilde and Roo Panes strolling through London by moonlight, bedecked in Burberry’s autumnal delights and looking sickeningly beautiful. It seems foolish and frankly just plain mean to withold them for another month so here you have more pics guaruanteed to send you (or at least me) into a state of life/looks/wardrobe envy…

Burberry

Burberry

Here’s hoping Burberry don’t have another set up their sleeve. There’s only so much gorgeousness a girl can endure!

Love Ella. X

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Mulberry AW12 Campaign

As with Burberry, I didn’t get these shots up the second – or even the month – they arrived in my inbox so they may not exactly be news anymore but the latest campaign from Mulberry is so darned delectable it would be a crime not to post them! Last season they resurrected memories of childhood holidays by way of Brighton beaches and ice cream shades. For AW12 the sense of nostalgia remains, but instead of seaside frolics, Mulberry’s muse is taking a walk on the wild side.

Mulberry

Mulberry

Mulberry

The brand’s latest campaign sees the doe eyed, pouty lipped vision of loveliness that is Lindsay Wixon shot by Tim Walker in a English woodland setting. Autumnal hues, mixed textures and luxe layering scream fashion, while furry monsters (yes really) and fairy tale surroundings play on the romantic and ever-so-slightly subversive children’s stories we grew up with. Personally I’m torn between wanting a pet, monster of my own – the ultimate tool for scaring yummy mummies and small children off park benches – and that fabulous burnt orange number. On balance, I think the dress would be a wiser investment.

Love Ella. X

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Burberry AW12 Campaign: Round 2

A couple of months back I brought you the newly released Burberry AW12 campaign starring actress, Gabriella Wilde and musician, Roo Panes. Well that crafty Christopher Bailey is keeping us all on our toes by releasing the second lot of so-hot-it-hurts snaps a few weeks later. Admittedly, these stunners have been languishing in my inbox for a while but I’ve been so fixated on making the most of our non-existant British Summer I refused to really acknowlege the imminent arrival of Autumn until now. This definitely makes me a bad blogger as in accordance with the fashion calendar, Autumn starts getting going towards the end of July and Spring from some time in January. Well they may no longer be breaking news, but here you have the second lot of new season campaign shots from Burberry, shot by Mario Testino and set at The British Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Burberry

Burberry

How two people this gorgeous can be in such close proximity to each other and Burberry’s insanely chic AW12 collection without spontaneously combusting is frankly beyond me, but these snaps are certainly enjoyable to look at.

Love Ella. X

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Christopher Kane Resort 2013

Only Christopher Kane could take pastel broderie anglaise, floral prints and pleated chiffon and make them feel somewhat subersive. Maybe it’s the semi-orthopedic footwear, maybe it’s the minimalist styling, or maybe it’s just that inimitable Kane touch that makes something as classic as lace twinset look utterly original (SS11 anyone?). Whatever the reason, Christopher Kane’s resort collection strikes the perfect balance between so-pretty-it-hurts femininity and cutting edge cool.

christopher kane resort 2013

christopher kane resort 2013

christopher kane resort 2013

The candy colours and saccharine hues that stole our hearts this Summer are given a 2013 make-over by way of sporty touches and boyish cover-ups. With the addition of sculputural silhouettes, clever cut-aways and utility detailing, the vivid florals and candyfloss knits that have so long formed part of our fashion landscape all at once appear fresh and new. If there were any doubt left that multi-award winning designer-of-the-moment Christopher Kane had officially made it, his resort 2013 collection should sort that out pretty soon.

Love Ella. X

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